The recycling and reuse of plastic materials calls for the conversion of scraps into workable raw materials which involves the compounding and pelleting of the scrap materials. The process used by a Spanish manufacturer equires the addition of mineral powder prior to extruding. Replacing the formerly open bag with a big-bag emptying station provided for a more efficient production and a cleaner working environment. Continue reading Bulk Bag Discharging plus Pneumatic Conveying – Enhanced Handling Capacity Boosts Plastic Compounding Productivity
By P. Raschio , S. Hunt– Municipal waste contains a high percentage of materials, whose recycling can be profitable due to the substitute of (limited) resources as well as saving valuable dump space. In Perth, Western Australia, a highly advanced facility has just gone operative. Continue reading Transforming Waste to Value! Municipal Recovery Facility safes Resources and Dump Space
Espoo, Finland – VTT‘s cylindrical extruder promises to revolutionise the processing of recyclable materials and thereby promote circular economy business. The extruder can be used, for example, to turn problematic textiles and plastics as well as food waste into pellets. The first prototype has already exceeded the industrial steering group’s expectations during initial testing. VTT is currently looking for a partner to commercialise the technology. Continue reading VTT develops novel Extruder that can turn problematic Waste into Pellets
Weimar, Germany – At POWTECH 2019 plant manufacturing and process development specialist, Glatt, is presenting a groundbreaking waste-free process that recycles the phosphorus from ash to produce ready-to-use high-quality fertilisers. The second highlight is a new plant concept for continuous powder agglomeration: it’s extremely economical, versatile and, thanks to its modular design, is ready for operation in 2 weeks. Continue reading Glatt Ingenieurtechnik: New Phosphorus-from-Ash Recovery System at POWTECH 2019
Luleå, Sweden – LKAB is investing approx. EUR 4.3 million in pilot plants for production of phosphorus and rare earth metals as part of a pre feasibility study to define a process that enables recycling of mine waste through innovative processing, producing critical raw materials. The pilot phase will continue through 2020, a decision to go ahead with full-scale production may be taken in 2021. Continue reading LKAB invests in Pilot Plants for Phosphorus and Rare Earth Metals Production
Peoria (IL), United States – A global innovator in dust and odor control technology has updated its family of self-powered dust suppression equipment with Tier IV Final-compliant generators, ensuring compliance in all 50 states. BossTek made the announcement with the debut of the new DustBoss® DB-60 FusionTM, a field-proven suppression system driven by a high-reliability 25 HP electric motor and paired with a gen set powered by a heavy-duty 4-cycle indirect injection diesel engine. Continue reading BossTek: Mobile Dust Suppression Design features Tier IV Final Gen Set
Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany – TOMRA Sorting Recycling has introduced “Autosort Color”, a new machine which works in combination with “Autosort Laser” to separate glass from municipal solid waste with unprecedented effectiveness. According to TOMRA, Autosort color achieves purity rates greater than 95% at high throughput rates, even when input materials are wet, dusty or dirty.
Continue reading TOMRA Autosort Color separates Glass from Municipal Solid Waste at high Throughput
On November 7-8, 2018, the tradeshows SOLIDS and RECYCLING-TECHNIK 2018 took place in Dortmund and were, according to the organizers Easyfairs Deutschland, a full success (to read the concluding press release by Easyfairs Deutschland, click here!).
Dortmund, Germany – The shows SOLIDS and Recycling-Technik 2018 in Dortmund once again ended on a high note. The more than 6000 visitors who attended over the course of the two-day event, as well as the 500 exhibitors, all came away quite satisfied. While Recycling-Technik recorded strong visitor growth of 10 percent, SOLIDS really shone with 20 percent more international visitors, in total from 60 nations.
Dortmund, Germany – At the trade show duo Solids and Recycling-Technik in Dortmund, many innovations await the visitor. On 7 & 8 November, over 500 national and international exhibitors will showcase the newest products and services of their respective sectors. In addition, an informative lecture programme at the InnovationCenter will offer the 7000 visitors expected to attend a glimpse of recent learnings from research and hands-on practice. Industry experts from business and educational institutes will share their experience from the areas of life science technologies, bulk solids simulations, and recycling of construction and/or packaging materials, among others.